International Code of Ethics Essay
XanEdu Research Engine Page 2 of 13 contrary to its standards of conduct in U.S. operation. In fact, some of the conduct in international operations may run contrary to the basic tenets of capitalism. The issue that arises is whether it is possible to successfully conduct business in those countries where cultural issues require ethical compromises that could significantly affect business operations.
Cultures hold significant variations in language, nonverbal communication, and social custom. Anthropologists, historians, and sociologists are intrigued by these differences. Many business people feel that culture differences between countries can make or break business operations between and within particular countries. Business people also discover that cultural norms for doing business in one country often conflict with codes of ethics and other business standards